Summer Recreational Opportunities

Wilderness Inquiry

By Scott Burlingame, Assistant Program Director

Are you glad winter is finally over? Are you looking to do something big this summer, something that will provide memories to keep you warm next winter?  Perhaps Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is an option for you. WI is a non-profit organization that helps people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. Each year they operate over 200 multi-day trips to locations around the world. In addition to these trips, they offer a variety of day-long programs, training sessions and other events designed to promote involvement in outdoor pursuits for people of ages, backgrounds, and abilities. WI adventures include, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing and many more outdoor activities.

WI has a flexible payment schedule and financial assistance may be available for some activities. You can find out more by calling 1-800-728-0719 or going to

Courage Regional Day Camp

By Cyndi Collins, Independent Living Advocate

Courage Regional Day Camp gives young people with physical disabilities or sensory impairments opportunities to enjoy outdoor camping experiences close to home. Directed by trained staff from the community, Day Camps offer varied outdoor activities which make use of natural sites and recreational resources in each area.  Campers must be between 5 to 14 years of age. For more information on day camps in your area or to fill out an application for camp, contact Maria Schugel at (320) 963-3121 or E-mail